Proud to announce the first medical school in Scarborough
I hope you and your family are keeping well and enjoying the spring weather!
First-ever Medical School in Scarborough
I am proud to announce the first-ever medical school in Scarborough. The Ontario government has announced that the new University of Toronto Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health will receive 30 undergraduate seats and 45 postgraduate positions. We are significantly expanding medical school education in Ontario, adding 295 postgraduate positions and 160 undergraduate seats over the next five years. This is the largest expansion of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in over 10 years. Scarborough’s new medical school will give students of today the opportunity to become the skilled doctors serving our community tomorrow that will improve access and quality of care for all Scarborough residents. This expansion will increase access to family and specialty physicians and other health-care professionals in every corner of Scarborough to ensure that residents can access the health care they need, when they need it.
Investing in Long-Term Care in Scarborough-Rouge Park
I am proud to announce that our government is investing nearly $4 million for long-term care homes in Scarborough-Rouge Park to ensure that long-term care residents receive – on average – four hours of direct care per day by 2024 – 2025.
● Altamont Care Community will receive up to $1,142,508 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents
● Extendicare – Rouge Valley will receive up to $1,674,504 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents
● Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care will receive up to $872,136 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents
● Ehatare Nursing Home will receive up to $261,648 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents
Historical Investment in Provincial Nursing Workforce
I want to thank the frontline nurses and doctors for their on-going dedication to help those in need of medical attention during the most challenging times.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have stayed on the front lines with remarkable commitment as they care for our sick and most vulnerable Ontarians. That is why our government is investing $763 million towards Onatrio’s nurses with a lump sum retention incentive of up to $5,000 per person. The payment will help preserve nurses across the health sector and stabilize the current nursing workforce during this critical time.
Nurses protect public health each and every day, and an investment in them is an investment in a stronger Ontario.
Local Updates – Celebrating Black History Month in Scarborough – Rouge Park
In February, I had the pleasure of celebrating and honouring Black History Month at Malvern Town Centre with Minister Raymond Cho and residents from Scarborough – Rouge Park. It was uplifting to meet residents in-person, celebrate achievements and have meaningful discussions on how we can continue to address and combat anti-Black racism.
Parents Engaged in Education
I was proud to announce that our government is supporting Parents Engaged in Education in Scarborough – Rouge Park by providing $50,000 in funding to continue serving the most vulnerable families and students in Scarborough.
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